Nick Davatzes, president and CEO of A&E Television Networks, and Robert
Miron, chairman and CEO of Advance/Newhouse Communications, will serve as the
new co-chairs of the Cable in the Classroom (CIC) board of directors.
As CIC board chairs, they also serve as the co-chairs of the Education
Committee of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.
"Under [Discovery Communications Inc. president] Judith McHale's leadership
and guidance, CIC refocused its mission, goals and ways of doing business," NCTA
president Robert Sachs said in a prepared statement. "Nick Davatzes and Bob
Miron are exactly the right people to help CIC and the industry build on these
CIC is an industrywide philanthropic initiative. Since 1989, 8,500 cable
companies and 39 cable networks have provided free access to commercial-free,
educational cable content and new technologies to 81,000 public and private
schools, reaching 78 percent of K-12 students.